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Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:02:54 GMT
No Cost, No Login, No Install

Martin Winer put together a nice list of next generation Web applications. Just as the Web brought us no install, this next generation is all about no login either.

http://mwiner.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/web-20-trend-no-cost-no-login-no-install/

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:21:54 GMT
RSS Feeds have Value

RSS feeds can have tremendous value. As such, you should look at protecting your value. The best way to protect the value of your RSS feed, is to own it's URL by hosting it on your domain. If you don't own it, then you could lose it like this guy. He was hosting his podcast on mac.com and when he upgraded his blogging software, the RSS URL changed. This meant he lost his previous subscribers. There's very little he can do now. He can implement an XML-level redirect, but that's not widely supported. If you don't own it, then you are at the mercy of those that do. If you can't own your domain, then consider hosting your feed at FeedBurner.com. You're still at the mercy of Google, but they are less evil than most.

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 03:05:26 GMT
Simple2Chat

Simple2Chat is a very cool website. It's an AJAX-based web chat client. You don't need to install a client or setup an account.

http://www.simple2chat.com/

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:25:14 GMT
SportsML by Erik Berg

I love it when people do cool things with XML. Erik Berg has done one of the greatest by providing all the SportsML for MLB (baseball), NFL (football), NBA (basketball) and NCAA basketball for years worth of games in the current decade. Check out his work!

http://erikberg.com/xmlstats/

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:13:22 GMT
TODO w/ Google Chart API

College@Home compiled a great list of 50 Cool Things You Can Do with Google Chart API. I'm still making my way thru the teens. Fun for a day or two.

http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/05/50-cool-things-you-can-do-with-google-charts-api/

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 22:09:00 GMT
Web 2.0 is Dead!
Today, I heard of two more Web 2.0 services that are on the chopping block. The boat is going down fast. Jump! Or sink.
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